Friday, March 29, 2013

Bleached shell, Dock

This was a lovely shade of yellow and tan when I put it out years ago.

Zen garden 2, P.V.Beach

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Natural Zen garden, PV Beach

Spring leaves, Garden, Roscoe.

These are the branches of a weed tree in the middle of my garden. I have not figured out how to remove it without damaging a rose bush, so it stays. The only thing pretty about it is the first flush of leaves, presented here.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Art supplies store, Jax Beach

 These murals are very nicely done. I have never been into the store as it is closed during my Sunday walks.

Palm frond, Jax Beach

This picture created an optical illusion that drove me crazy. The way the lines run makes the picture look less than square. I even went back into Photoshop to try and correct it, but it's just my eyes and brain that see the narrowing.

Beach Bowl, Jax Beach

A tough tree is the cabbage palm. Look at all of the baby trees to the right of the tree. These are almost impossible to pull out physically and respond to weed killer as if it's a treat.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Punch bowl and cups, Jax Beach.

There is an antique shop on my Sunday walk in Jax Beach that always has interesting things in the window. I have never liked drinking from metal so there was no purchase.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Piling, PVB

I go by these pilings about three times a week and usually take a picture of at least one of them. The light was soft this time.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Belligerent crab, PV Beach

This little guy was no bigger than my toe, but did not want me to pass. I went around.

Sand dollar, Roscoe

This sits atop a pile of shark's teeth that we have collected over the years. The light hit it obliquely and caught my eye.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Redbuds, Roscoe

Wonderful sign of Spring. They always remind me of some Eliot Porter pictures that had lines of color in them.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Another rogue agave, Jax Beach

Monte Carlo, Jax Beach

Painted a matte black, this looked pretty sinister, even in bright sun.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Mark Bittman writes about food and cooking for The NY Times. I first discovered him on their website which has numerous short cooking videos. The first one I tried was this very quick garbanzo preparation. Boil the beans as directed, after an overnight soak. Save a bit of the boiling water. At room temperature, combine the beans, water, olive oil, lemon juice and whatever crunchy vegetables are at hand. I usually use red bell peppers; but this time I chopped celery. The lemon came from one of our trees. It was a grand lunch.

Alfred Hitchcock oil spill, Jax Beach

Over on my other blog I found a shadow of a friend that looked like the old one from the Alfred Hitchcock Show. Last week in Jax Beach I came upon this oil spill in a parking lot that was even closer.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Bottle and feathers, PVB

 These were taken on the same walk as the footprints below. There are days and there are days when one sees.